Sorry for the vague title but frankly i'm at a bit of a loss even simply describing the issue.
Basically, I'm unable to save to desktop with some programs and when i tried to build a c++ console application and then run it through visual studio, it gave me an "Access is denied" error. I've also noticed that shortcuts aren't being created.
For example, FL studio is giving me this:
and i'm not sure if relevant but i'm not even able to browse to C:\ in the save prompt.
I've tried messing with permissions and taking ownership and anything else i was able to find but so far nothing has helped.
Well that might not be true, FL studio saving did work at one point, for just a moment. I'm not at all sure what triggered it though, or what caused it to stop working.
I've had this problem for quite a while now and i'd be so incredibly grateful if someone could help me find a solution.